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All HFCS Hornets in Grades 4 through 8 are enrolled in Band.  


Band Class Schedule

  • 4th Band                                     Monday and Wednesday        9:00am –   9:30am
  • 5th / 6th Band                           Monday                                     10:30am – 11:15am
  • 7th / 8th Band                           Monday                                       9:45am – 10:30am
  • 5th / 6th / 7th / 8th Band       Wednesday                                9:45am – 11:15am


Practice Records

  • Practice Records are due every Monday. 
  • Each record is worth five points. 
  • If you forget to turn a practice record in, you have one week to submit it. 
  • Remember to get your parents signature.

Practice Sheet


Curriculum Highlights

  • Fundamental instrumental training
  • Group performance techniques and skills
  • Cultural and aesthetic values leading to an understanding of beauty and expression through performance
  • Interpretation and advanced understanding of music notation 
  • At-home practice routines



  • Nolan Catholic MS Night                                                     September 12th
  • HFCS Fall Festival                                                                   October 6th
  • Veteran’s Day Program                                                        November 11th
  • Christmas Program                                                               December 5th or 12th
  • TPSMEA MS Region Honor Band Recording Due        January 30th
  • HFCS Open House                                                                 To Be Announced
  • TPSMEA Solo Contest                                                          February 29th
  • HFCS Solo Contest                                                                March 5th
  • TPSMEA Band Contest                                                         April 3rd
  • Spring Concert                                                                        May 7th or 14th


Parent/Guardian Opportunities

Please contact me if you are interested in helping with the following:

  • Field Trip Chaperone (must be on the Approved Volunteer List)
  • Field Trip Equipment Vehicle (for hauling large band equipment)
  • Assist with stage and performance set up
  • Assist with the program for the Christmas and Spring Concerts


Band Supplies

Bring these items to Band every day:

  • Instrument
  • Pencil
  • Essential Elements Book 1
  • 1” Black 3 ring binder with 8 dividers


2019-2020 Band Handbook

Band Handbook

Ms. Kathy Bernal

Bachelors of Music
University of Texas at Arlington
Masters of Music
Texas A&M - Commerce